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Congratulations to the 2024 Movers and Shakers from Library Journal from NNLM Region 6

Posted by on May 20th, 2024 Posted in: Blog

Congratulations to the 2024 Movers and Shakers from Library Journal from Region 6. Each year, the Library Journal selects a group of nominees on a variety of topics.  This year’s Movers and Shakers are advocates, innovators, community builders, educators, change agents, and ban battlers.


Jenay Dougherty Undergraduate Engagement Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries

Zachary Stier Children’s Librarian, Ericson Public Library, IA

Heather McCarthy Media Specialist, Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School, IL

Meredith Crawford Community Engagement Librarian, Cedar Rapids Public Library, IA

Rebecca Wolfe Manager, Grabill Branch, Allen County Public Library, IN

Tyler Hahn Director, Cherokee Public Library, IA

Alex Vancina Technology and Metadata Services Manager, Helen Plum Library, IL

Sara Ring Continuing Education Librarian, Minitex

Becky Keane Youth Librarian (Des Plaines Public Library), Board President and Trustee (Niles-Maine District Library, IL)


We know Region 6 is full of people doing important work in libraries. Keep up the amazing work!

Image of the author ABOUT Bobbi Newman
Bobbi Newman (MLIS, MA) is the Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist for NNLM R6 at the University of Iowa. She is the author of Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries. She developed the popular NNLM course “Wellness in the Library Workplace.” Bobbi is a mindfulness student and a member of Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). She currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Let’s Move in Libraries. She divides her time between her dog, reading fantasy and nonfiction, playing video games, crafting, kayaking, biking, and gardening.

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